How can I access and use resources in the Library and Archives?
IMPORTANT: The Library and Archives reading room is closed to the public and all researchers until further notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Staff is happy to find materials for you remotely and make reproductions where copyright and access policy allows.
Reading Room Hours
The reading room can be accessed Monday to Thursdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Although we love drop-in visits (coffee and tea is always on), we encourage researchers and visitors to contact us beforehand so we can have materials ready for you and ensure we are in office to greet you.
The reading room is closed for all statutory holidays, as well as National Aboriginal Day, the Friday proceeding Thanksgiving, and during CSTC Annual General Assemblies.
The reading room may be closed on short notice based on staffing availability. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Accessing the Collection
Although the CSTC Library and Archives is focused on serving members and staff of the CSTC and CSFN, all researchers are welcome to come to our reading room and conduct research.
External researchers (non-CSTC and CSFN staff or communities) are required to sign an Ethical Research Agreement outlining our policies and rules around accessing the collection. A Band Council Resolution is required to access information about a specific community, and the community will be the final authority on all access decisions related to materials by or about them.
The Flying Mission Genealogy of the Carrier Sekani Peoples can be accessed by individuals with a connection to the territory on their maternal side, or by members of Dakelh/Sekani communities for research and verification purposes. Both a physical and digital copy are available.
Donations welcome! The Library and Archives accepts donations of both library and archival materials relevant to the Mandate and Purpose of the Library and Archives, and which fall within the scope of the organization’s Collection and Acquisition Policies. Library materials will be assessed based on their informational relevance to the services of the CSTC/CSFN, collecting subjects, or usefulness to projects. Archival donations will be assessed in terms of their uniqueness, evidential value, and relationship to both the history and functions of the CSTC/CSFN and Member Nations.
Reproduction and Fee Schedule
Researchers are welcomed to make their own copies of materials for personal and reference use with their personal devices or cameras if CSTC has legal ownership of said materials. However, fees will be charged for staff assisted reproduction on the organization’s copier. Similarly, reproduction of photographs, audio-visual materials, or textual documents into high quality digital formats are subjected to fees.
|Photograph (TIFF) Digitization Required||Free||$8.00/per image|
|Photograph (TIFF) No Digitization Required||Free||$5.00/per image|
|Document Scan (PDF) Digitization Required||Free||$0.50/per page|
|Document Scan (PDF) No Digitization Required||Free||$0.25/per page|
|Audio-Visual (MP3 and MP4) Digitization Required||Free||$10.00/per file + vendor costs for digitization|
|Research and Document Discovery||Free||1st hour free, $35/per hour every subsequent hour|
|Publishing fee, Non-Commercial||Free||$25.00 per use|
|Publishing fee, Commercial||Free||$50.00 per use|